I was singing a song of praise this morning with the rest of the congregation, when a young child – probably about the age of three, started pirouetting in the front of the church.
As the musicians played and we sat in our chairs, this child twirled around in a circle like a fairy trying out her new wings – a little off balance and yet so full of promise.
Her cotton white skirt filled with air as her budding arms arched over her pixie haircut and a slight joyful smile touched her innocent lips. Every now and then she would give a short skipping jump with her soft leather shoes.
I envied her carefree spirit. She wasn’t aware that she was the only one spinning in circles on this warm Spring day. She was content dancing to her own rhythm.
I wished that I had the ability to dance or create art with so much freedom of expression! And then I remembered that I do have that liberty – I am the one who chooses how to dance to this rhythm called life. I have the ability to twirl and spin! I can fling paint around on a canvas creating an abstract or delicately paint the magical wings of a fairy. It is my choice!
And so I have decided to spread my fairy wings and fly high above the trees! I choose to dip and dive into my paints and move beyond birds as my focus on my blog.
I have created a bird a day for 137 days this year and over 101 days in 2014. This equals 238 days of flying feathers, colorful nests and real and imaginary birds! I want to continue creating art every day but widen my focus to the world around me. I have learned a great deal about birds and will continue my study of them – just not every day.
Like creating this party outfit for Fairy Daisy:
Life is a celebration! And I’m ready for a new dance! I hope you will continue to join me on my artistic journey of discovery.